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Practical Mobile Forensics - Fourth Edition

By : Rohit Tamma, Oleg Skulkin, Heather Mahalik, Satish Bommisetty
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Book Image

Practical Mobile Forensics - Fourth Edition

5 (1)
By: Rohit Tamma, Oleg Skulkin, Heather Mahalik, Satish Bommisetty

Overview of this book

Mobile phone forensics is the science of retrieving data from a mobile phone under forensically sound conditions. This updated fourth edition of Practical Mobile Forensics delves into the concepts of mobile forensics and its importance in today's world. The book focuses on teaching you the latest forensic techniques to investigate mobile devices across various mobile platforms. You will learn forensic techniques for multiple OS versions, including iOS 11 to iOS 13, Android 8 to Android 10, and Windows 10. The book then takes you through the latest open source and commercial mobile forensic tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. From inspecting the device and retrieving data from the cloud, through to successfully documenting reports of your investigations, you'll explore new techniques while building on your practical knowledge. Toward the end, you will understand the reverse engineering of applications and ways to identify malware. Finally, the book guides you through parsing popular third-party applications, including Facebook and WhatsApp. By the end of this book, you will be proficient in various mobile forensic techniques to analyze and extract data from mobile devices with the help of open source solutions.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Section 1: iOS Forensics
Section 2: Android Forensics
Section 3: Windows Forensics and Third-Party Apps

Introduction to Mobile Forensics

There is no doubt that mobile devices have become part of our lives and have revolutionized the way we do most of our activities. As a result, a mobile device is now a huge repository that holds sensitive and personal information about its owner. This has, in turn, led to the rise of mobile device forensics, a branch of digital forensics that deals with retrieving data from a mobile device. This book will help you understand forensic techniques on three main platforms—Android, iOS, and Windows. We will go through various methods that can be used to collect evidence from different mobile devices.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The need for mobile forensics
  • Understanding mobile forensics
  • Challenges in mobile forensics
  • The mobile phone evidence extraction process
  • Practical mobile forensic approaches
  • Potential evidence...